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Object Name Lorgnette
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-414
Date ca. 1855
Material(s) Brass
Dimensions H-4 W-1 inches
Description This piece is a lady's lorgnette with a tortoise shell handle. The lenses are spring triggered by a small brass lever, and the lenses have a hinge in the middle allowing them to be folded and snapped back inside the handle. The frames are brass with an "x" bridge. The handle has a brass engraving "O P" and gold fittings as well as a gold ring on the end.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Eyeglasses
Optical devices
Optometry
Jewelry
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS